Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Founder, Educational Achievement Services

San José State
M.S., Cybernetic Systems (1988)

  • Castillo Kickbusch founded Educational Achievement Services to prepare tomorrow's leaders through programs such as the Family Leadership Institute, SLiCK, iShine, Be the One and Shift & Rise Program for Young Men. To date, she has reached more than one million children and their parents.
  • Castillo Kickbusch served in the U.S. Army for two decades, where she broke barriers and set records, including becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the Army.
  • After being offered the position of battalion commander, she retired from the Army to fulfill her mother's dying wish: that she return to her roots and become a community leader.
  • Castillo Kickbusch has been profiled on CNN's Latino in America, Univision's Don Francisco Presenta, the Lifetime Network, National Public Radio, Hispanics Today, and American Latino Television's Latination program and has been featured in Hispanic Business Magazine's “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America," O Magazine, LatinaStyle, Vanidades, and Glamour.

Notable CSU Alumni in education

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